Hot Sauce Spot on Marble Table

by Valerie


Hot sauce was spilled and spotted that once dried has the table looking as if it's an ashy spot.

Can I clean or will it need professional cleaning, polishing or is it damaged?


What you have is etching from the acidic hot sauce. Etching is corrosion of the marble surface that eats away a bit of the marble leaving a dull and discolored spot. The damaged areas need re-polishing.

Severe etching that is very rough and/or deep can require profession marble repair and restoration, but most etching from household spills on polished marble can be removed using ETCH REMOVER / Marble Polishing product, which is formulated just for this purpose and will restore the color and shine.

If the marble is honed (non-reflective, matte finish), then the above product won't work and you'll have to follow the instructions in the Removing Etch Marks Manual.

I imagine your table has a shiny polished finish though, so the paste should do the trick for you and it's real easy to use.

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